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Photography Link Roundup

Photo by Richard Misrach

• There’s something poetic about the post-Katrina graffiti, so it makes sense that photographer Richard Misrach compiled his findings in the book “Destroy This Memory.”  [Good]

• Do you have to be young and beautiful to get attention even as a victim of war? Writer Liz Jones opines on the controversial Time magazine cover girl.  [Daily Mail]

• After two tours in Iraq, a veteran finds photography helps ease his PTSD. [Newark Advocate]

• Photo editor/photographer Stella Kramer reviews the Afghanistan war documentary Restrepo. [StellaZine]

• This is cool: Vote for the Best Covers of the Year in American magazines. []

It’s Our Right to Videotape Police, Says ‘Time’

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Time magazine gets in on the photographers’ rights debate with an essay by lawyer Adam Cohen in this week’s issue that asks, ” Should Videotaping the Police Really Be a Crime?” (I believe the answer is “Hells no,” but I think this is a rhetorical question.)

…the police can do a lot of damage just by threatening to arrest and prosecute people. “We see a fair amount of intimidation — police saying, ‘You can’t do that. It’s illegal,'” says Christopher Calabrese, a lawyer with the ACLU’s Washington office. It discourages people from filming, he says, even when they have the right to film.

And the money shot, the irrefutable argument, as Cohen writes, is: “If the police are doing their jobs properly, they should have nothing to worry about.”

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